Selecting the right piece of art for an interior is essential to creating a memorable, iconic space. Artwork can serve as an inspiration and it can be helpful to look at pieces before the design rather than after. A piece of art can serve as a guide to frame the design aesthetic. Many galleries will permit clients to take artwork on approval to see if it works in a space.
It’s helpful to be able to “live” with a piece of art for a few days. Often pieces will grow on you or you will like them less over time. It’s a very subjective area as art can look so different in one space, a gallery for instance, versus in your home. Helpful elements to look for is the size, the color, and the mood. Does the artwork feel cold or warm? Serene or angry? Feminine or masculine? Inspiring or transcendant?